Bastet was a goddess in ancient Egyptian religion, worshipped as early as the Second Dynasty (2890 BC). As Bast, she was the goddess of warfare in Lower Egypt, the Nile River delta region, before the unification of the cultures of ancient Egypt. Her name is also spelled Baast, Ubaste, and Baset
Ancient Egypt. Sekhmet, goddess of fire, war, vengeance, menstruation, and medicine in ancient Egyptian religion. She is depicted as a lioness, the fiercest hunter known to the Egyptians. It was said that her breath formed the desert.
EGYPTIAN GOLD SERPENT RING WITH GARNETS - Roman Period, 30 BC-323 AD. | A hoop of round-section gold wire with double-coiled neck and lozengiform head, similar tail; three cells with beaded wire borders, each with an inset garnet cabochon.